Over the weekend, Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Wil Wheaton was at Awesome Con in Washington D.C. where he was reunited with his iconic Wesley Crusher shirt. He shared the moment on Twitter.
It doesn’t fit, but it sure was cool to see and hold Wesley’s acting ensign uniform for the first time in 30 years. pic.twitter.com/C4sJDThyWd
— Wil Wheaton (@wilw) June 17, 2017
Star Trek v Star Wars: the dance-off
On Saturday, minor league baseball team the Frezno Grizzlies held a Star Wars night and as part of the festivities they set up a ‘confrontation’ where some Star Wars characters ran into some Star Trek characters and had a dance-off. However , since it was a Star Wars night, the Trek crew had as much of a chance of winning as the Washington Generals do against the Harlem Globetrotters.
— Fresno Grizzlies (@FresnoGrizzlies) June 18, 2017
Charting Star Trek: TNG baby names
Over on Reddit in the ‘Data is Beautiful’ subreddit user inkindme shared his chart of Star Trek: The Next Generation baby names (using the U.S. Social Security database) over the years where you can see there has been a drop-off of Jean-Lucs since TNG went off the air. But there does seem to be a resurgence of baby Rikers.
Celebs channeling Trek?
The UK’s Daily Mail spotted actress Emma Stone on the red carpet in a certain outfit prompting the headline “Hollywood: The Next Generation! Emma Stone channels Star Trek android Data in black and gold gown at Diane Keaton gala.”
Brent Spiner himself also noted the familiar-looking color scheme with his joking tweet.
What, no pips? https://t.co/eMpmuDKdTb
— Brent Spiner (@BrentSpiner) June 9, 2017
Videos of the week: real size of Star Trek ships
The popular YouTube channel Generation Tech – which usually focuses on Star Wars – took a diversion into Star Trek with two videos that tried to put the size of a number of Star Trek ships into perspective. In just a couple of weeks the videos have hundreds of thousands of views.
Craft of the week: TOS Phaser rifle
Model-maker Scott Brodeen took it upon himself to imagine what an original Star Trek era phaser rifle would be like, modeled after the phaser pistol used on the show.
Yet even more links
Decider.com declares Simon Pegg the MVP of the J.J. Abrams-era Star Trek films.
CBR examines the urban legend surrounding the Vulcan mind meld and 60s fear of hypnosis.
What Culture has picked what they see as the 10 most important episodes of TOS.
The Carer UK profiles some Blackpool volunteers who got a free visit to Star Trek: The Exhibition.
Blastr celebrated Captain Picard Day with 11 Picard quotes to live by.
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